So here we are. Our client Janeka's home is finally complete and we finally have some pictures to prove it.
This is where we started back in December with the living and dining rooms:
The walls had been painted in Coastal Fog by Benjamin Moore before we got hired. A soothing color that I loved, but y'all know that I loves me some color so I knew right away that we needed a splash of something bold so added the orange accent wall. She had already painted the main stairway wall in orange so this would connect the two areas. Now, I did this without her knowledge. But my clients place a lot of faith in me so I hoped she'd let me get away with it. Thankfully she was happy as punch that I pulled that caper so whew. No drama there.
Before I meet with a client, they complete a detailed questionnaire about their likes and dislikes, their wish list for their home. From her questionnaire, I learned that Janeka loved old Hollywood and fashionable women so I thought it would be fitting to feature some icons in her space. Black and white images of Audrey Hepburn, Eartha Kitt and Dorothy Dandridge did the trick, holding court in this glam space.
Does the sofa seem familiar? I hinted about it here a few weeks ago? We selected this very budget-friendly and comfortable one from Macys. I jazzed it up with some custom designed pillows made with some very budget-friendly fabric finds. The orange/white fabric was on the pricier so I got just enough for the front and did the back using fabric that was a whopping $2 a yard! Tricks of the trade. We sanded and painted her old coffee table and sprayed the knobs in gold. We then dressed it up even more with a gold tray (also painted) and added some other fun candle holders, the orchid and leather storage box.
|Every room needs a cozy corner to snuggle up to. Her dog Pepper certainly agrees and has officially claimed this as his little zone. The chaise is from Target and we added the nail head details to give it a custom look.|
Man, finding this foyer table was a doozy. I definitely wanted to do some repurposing on this project for budget reasons and to keep in line with her wish for a vintage vibe. After weeks of searching thrift stores from Palm Beach to Miami, we finally found this battered and bruised one for $40 bucks at one of my faves, Faith Farm. It was an old credenza and at first I thought it was way too low but we then realized it has adjustable legs. You CANNOT imagine the hallelujah dance I did when we discovered it. Fitting it inside my SUV was no easy feat but man that truck can hold its own! We then sanded and painted and voila. I'll share details on all the DIY projects next week.
|The stairway was a perfect place for a gallery wall. Inexpensive frames from Ikea and Target did the trick here. The pendant is another amazing find from Overstock.com, I think I'm officially obsessed with that store. The beautiful thing about a gallery wall is that you can make it grow with you so I've encouraged her to continue to add more framed photos of other milestone moments.|
Now, let's eat. And drink. Let's check out the dining room.
We repurposed her original glass dining table, but spray painted the base in gold as well. Those black and white silk drapes we scored on Overstock as well. They made me swoon. Literally. They make such a statement. As does that chandelier from Eurostyle Lighting.
Ohhh, these cane chairs! Talk about scouring the thrift stores once again. These I found early one Sunday morning at ChabadThrift in Fort Lauderdale. The owner was kind enough to let me have the chairs without the matching dining table. Another steal at just $75 for the four. Again, sanded and painted then adorned with that amazing fabric from another fabric store fave, Designer Discount Fabric. The base is from her original table which we reused here.
No vintage inspired dining room is complete withouth a bar cart. But finding an affordable cart aint no joke - even on Craigslist! I searched for weeks and finally found this one at Home Goods at the 11th hour! Divine intervention? Did I mention that I had to ward off two other women who spotted it at the same time I did? My days of running track and field definitely paid off that night.